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Psychological factors in the exercise treatment of hypertension

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dc.contributor.author Heys S en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:56:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:56:11Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1994 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66587
dc.description.abstract Aims to determine if an eight-week aerobic and anaerobic exercise program will reduce blood pressure in elderly subjects with essential hypertension and if so, whether this also affects three psychological factors, i.e. depression, anxiety and social support. Fifty eight sedentary essential hypertensive subjects were randomly assigned to a high-intensity a moderate-intensity, a low-intensity exercise group a control group. Psychological questionnaires were filled in before and after this exercise intervention. A significant reduction in blood pressure was found in all three exercise categories when compared with the control group. No significant differences were found between the exercise groups. Significant changes also occurred in the results of the psychological questionnaires. It is concluded that exercise training may be of great value in the nonpharmacological treatment of hypertension in this population group. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title Psychological factors in the exercise treatment of hypertension en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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